If you are looking for new ways to win big when it comes to betting, why not take a look at horse racing, one of the most famous sports for punters and a great chance to bash the bookies. Horse racing is not for everyone and in order to win you are going to need to be prepared to spend quite a bit of time selecting your bets.
The reason that horse racing is such a great sport for punters is because the odds are often widely varied and the idea of a 14/1, 30/1 or 100/1 winning a race, is not as unlikely as it appears. In order to make the most out of your betting on horse racing at William Hill UK, here are the factors that you will need to take into account.
Form is highly important when it comes to racing and unlike many sports with big upsets and underdog victories, horse racing results generally go in favor of form. You should be studying the racing guides to see how well horses have fared in similar races previously in order to get an idea for how they will get on.
A handicap race is a horse race where horses of many different weights can take part, the horses will carry additional weight in order to bring them in line with the field. It is important that you understand how the handicapping process works before placing any bets on such a race.
Race length is really key, especially when you are studying form as some horses have far greater stamina than others. For example, you may find a horse in the form guide that has been successful in recent races, except this time the trainer may be testing their horse out on a longer distance, understanding this can be key to ensuring that you put your money on the right horse.
More often than not in sports, the bookies get the odds right but picking a horse to win out of a field of 15, is very different from picking team A or B to win in a football match. For this reason it is important that you understand why various odds have been given to the horses, and that you are able to find the best odds on offer for the horse of your choice. As mentioned before, it is not rare for a horse with long odds to win a race and you need to ensure that you understand how the odds are put together, and how you can capitalize on them.
Something that many people fail to look at when placing bets on horses is the weather conditions, a highly important factor when betting. Some horse for example may fair better in the wet or dry conditions and when studying the form, you need to bear this in mind. Equally, the weather conditions on the days running up to the race will have a huge impact on the ground of the race track and this again affects your horse’s chances of winning.
The key to winning at horse racing is to carefully study the guide and all of the factors that could affect the outcome of the race, do this and you will be giving yourself the best possible opportunity. Have fun and good luck at the track!